Storing Your Skating Costumes

If you compete regularly, odds are you are running out of room in your closet. Skating costumes can take up a lot of space, so you need to be wise when you are storing them. Of course, the first thing you have to consider is how often you use your skating costumes, whether it is from past seasons, for the current season, or simply kept because it is sentimental. Obviously, if it is for the current season, you will need to make them easily accessible. Other than your training dresses, though, the rest of your costumes will need to be stored away. When you are storing your current costumes, put them… Read More

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Finding the Right Music for Competitions

Have you ever been to a figure skating competition and see a young girl dance to something inappropriate? If so, you understand the need for the music to be age-appropriate. When a skater is competing throughout the season, the music they choose will be used throughout the entire season to several different kinds of competitions, and perhaps even in a testing session or two. The music that they use these to set the life stage of the skater, or their age, so the skater is not overpowered either in their skating ability or the aesthetics. A business owner  I know over at junk removal Smyrna, his wife really follows this… Read More

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Things to Learn from Your Competitors

If you are a figure skater, competition is an essential part of what you do. In any kind of competition, there are things that you can learn from your competitors. Below are three things you can learn about life and skating from your competitors: When you compete with yourself you are always a winner: you are always ranked against other skaters in the competition. That’s the point of a competitive sport. That is not what it is necessarily all about, though, because there are bigger lessons you can learn as you begin to see your competitors as fellow skaters who are also trying to improve themselves. Whichever skaters grow the… Read More

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Tips to Prepare for Ice Skating Competitions

When it’s time to prepare yourself for competitions, it is important to be as comfortable and confident as possible. The two most important things that can help you have a successful competition are to always come prepared and to trust yourself. Below are some other tips to help you prepare for your figure skating competitions: Try to avoid anxiety: occasionally, you will need to miss school for competition. This can be distracting. Because of this, as soon as you know your competition schedule, talk with your teachers to make arrangements. That way, you can focus on your skating. Visualize yourself at the event: there are many aspects a figure skating… Read More

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Preventing Injuries in Figure Skating

Figure skating requires a lot of dedication, physically, mentally, and emotionally. During the figure skating season, you need to regularly ask yourself how the injuries you received from figure skating are affecting your performance, comfort, and health. Figure skating has been shown by the national institutes of health to take a toll on your muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints. Repeating maneuvers and motions and figure skating will calls wear on your body over time, just like any other athletic activity. You can get short-term figure skating injuries, such as sprains, from stress on your body from spinning, jumping, balancing, and skating at high speeds. My friend who owns gutter cleaning… Read More

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